Crime

Tips to catch counterfeit bills

Tips to catch counterfeit bills

The RCMP has listed March as Fraud Prevention month, which is also an excellent timing for a reminder about counterfeit bills.

Although counterfeit levels have dropped dramatically in recent years, the routine checking of security features on bank notes is your first line of defence.

While bank notes have many security features the public is advise to concentrate on remembering just a few of them.

And check more security features if first checks raise your suspicions.

Counterfeit Cash Cropping Up in Grand Forks

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Counterfeit Canadian $100 bills were passed twice recently in Grand Forks.

Police nab alleged robber

Police nab alleged robber
A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences following a robbery that occurred at a local downtown liquor store on Feb. 25 at just prior to 10 p.m., according to Sgt. RCMP Laurel Mathew.
 
"The lone suspect entered the store wearing a disguise and demanded money from the employee," she said. "He subsequently fled out the store on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapons were produced.

Stanley Street homeowner almost sees wood burning savings go up in smoke

Stanley Street homeowner almost sees wood burning savings go up in smoke

Burning wood can cut down on the heating bill, but not cleaning the chimney can see those savings go up on smoke.

That’s what almost happened to a Stanley Street resident Friday (March 8).

Officers, along with members of the Nelson Fire Department, responded to a call of a chimney fire at the home on Stanley Street.

When officials arrived the homeowner was already on the roof taking steps to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters were able to utilize a high tech Forward Looking Infrared, commonly referred to as a FLIR to search for hot spots. 

Girl friend charged in death of man in Kimberley

The quiet city of Kimberley was rocked by a murder Friday.

A 37-year-old woman has been charged in the suspicious death of a man Friday (March 8) in Kimberley.

On Friday RCMP was called to a residence in Marysville to find a deceased 47-year-old male.

The death appeared suspicious whick prompted investigators to secure the scene and requested the assistance of major crime.

The man's girl friend has been arrested and is currently being held in custody pending a court appearance.

The investigation is still in the early stages and police have not confirmed the cause of death.

Just in time for Women's Day, sole female cop dog breaks glass ceiling and makes first arrest

Just in time for Women's Day, sole female cop dog breaks glass ceiling and makes first arrest

Chrisa, the one and only current female police dog on the RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, partnered with the newest dog handler to the team, captured their first suspect following an alleged armed robbery.

Vandals damage several parking meters in downtown core

Vandals damage several parking meters in downtown core

A lot of drivers don't like parking tickets but vandals took this to the extreme in the downtown core earlier this week.

Between late Saturday (March 2) and early Sunday (March 3) vandals busted into several meters in the areas of Baker and Falls Street and Baker and Josephine Street, causing damage to most.

The cost of repairing the meters is significant and the Nelson Police Department requests anyone with information contact either the Nelson Police Department or Crime Stoppers.
 

Rosemont Church hit with paint

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two locals appear in court today after CRU arrests

Two people are in police custody and will be attending Rossland court today, according to Crime Reduction Unit commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On March 7, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit arrested Melody Hutchinson, 23, and Trevor Isenor, 34, without incident," Orr said. "Isenor was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest for being unlawfully at large.

He said police have also recommended a charge of Break and Enter against Isenor, for an incident that occurred in an East Trail residence on Jan. 11.

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

A 52 year-old Grand Forks man was caught inside the back compound of the Encore Return It Depot on Sunday, March 3 at 11:46 p.m.

An employee saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Donaldson Road business and called in the police, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

Police caught the man and have charged him with break and enter and theft. The man was known to police, said Harrison.

Because the crime happened last night, Harrison doesn’t have all the details as to what was stolen.

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

POLICE BEAT: Return It Depot broken into and North Fork firebug has stopped

A 52 year-old Grand Forks man was caught inside the back compound of the Encore Return It Depot on Sunday, March 3 at 11:46 p.m.

An employee saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Donaldson Road business and called in the police, said Grand Forks RCMP staff sergeant Jim Harrison.

Police caught the man and have charged him with break and enter and theft. The man was known to police, said Harrison.

Because the crime happened last night, Harrison doesn’t have all the details as to what was stolen.

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